Though he had a few teachers at the academy his first sensei outside of school was kakashi hatake. Naruto author masashi kishimoto had only once briefly revealed kakashi s face in the form of a manga sketch that was included in a booklet given away at the naruto art exhibition held in japan.
Kakashi s face hidden behind the mask is one of the biggest mystery in the naruto series.
Kakashi shows his face to naruto. Unfortunately the characters never get to witness it but naruto fans were finally able to see the face in its full glory. Just like all fans imagination kakashi is one heck of a good looking guy. A prevailing naruto fan theory links the compulsory need for kakashi to mask his face back to his father sakumo also known as the white fang of konoha.
The leader of team seven and the eventual sixth hokage of the village kakashi started the series as a man of mystery. This is in my opinion the most likely reason for kakashi to hide part of his face. In order for naruto to become the star of his own franchise he had to have a pretty great teacher.
Every naruto movie ranked according to imdb. Consistently among the top five most popular characters based on polls from specific naruto manga chapters kakashi s actual face has been such a great mystery that an entire episode episode 101 was dedicated to trying to uncover his face. Despite going to increasingly desperate measures to spy on kakashi eating or taking a shower team 7 never succeeded in revealing whether he was covering up embarrassingly large lips or buck teeth.
Early on in the original naruto series the members of team 7 note how they never see their sensei without his trademark mask and they spend an entire episode trying to catch kakashi out to see what lies beneath. Even cool headed sasuke was curious to know what s behind the mask. The hatake clan are a historically.
Near the end of the episode naruto shippuden episode 469 we see guy who has been kakashi s friend for a very long time struggling and failing to recognize kakashi when kakashi is dressed up as his alias sukea a photographer who is retired as anbu black ops member. There s also the mystery of what kakashi looks like underneath his face mask. In episode 469 of naruto shippuden he finally shows his face twice.